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Saturday, August 10, 2013

WUWT: the Heartless and Mindless Institute

Sou | 2:51 AM One comment so far. Add a comment

Anthony Watts really is agin the Inuit village of Kivalina in a big way.  In the past ten days he's published three articles with the level of heartlessness and mindlessness that typifies the right wing extremist and US-style libertarian's disdain for knowledge and dismissal of anyone in need of help.

First off was Jim Steele who goes to the extent of trying to kid his readers that neighbouring seas are exactly the same as the sea on which Kivalina is located.  And strenously avoiding the fact that Kivalina is threatened now by spring and autumn storms, because there is no longer ice to protect it.

Then there was Peter Kemmis, who gave a very good demonstration of, as he termed it, how to ignore data and influence people.  Wotts handled that one very well.

Today there's the Wondering Willis Eschenbach, back from his insulting sexist romp with Science to reassure his readers that the melting ice in the Arctic that's been the cause of the increased erosion at Kivalina has nothing to do with CO2.  So all the WUWT readers can go back to libelling scientists and forgedaboudit.

A lot of unsavoury people flock to certain portions of cyberspace.   The dyed in the wool dismissives.  The illiterati.  I see Anthony's about to get them to fork out for the privilege of being disinformed.  (Is no-one clicking on his advertisements or is this just a bit more pocket money?)

There are a lot of mugs in the world, aren't there.

(Wonder whatever happened to Topher's four mum's and his new best friend?  Is he making his video or did he return the funds?  Maybe the DVDs were adequate compensation - or maybe something's in the works.  Looking at his past efforts, I doubt he'll make too much of a splash even if he were to go ahead.)

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Anonymous said...

"Today there's the Wondering Willis Eschenbach, back from his insulting sexist romp with Science to reassure his readers that the melting ice in the Arctic that's been the cause of the increased erosion at Kivalina has nothing to do with CO2. "

Wait...I thought the Arctic ice was not melting? Now it is melting but it has nothing to do with CO2? So hard to keep track of all the contradictions....